Careers advice

Whether you're just starting out on the employment ladder, looking for that next big career move or trying to improve your work-life balance, we can help you get where you want.

Writing your CV and cover letter

Want to know how to write the perfect CV or cover letter for your next job application? We’ve got all the advice you need.

Careers advice | 6 min read
How to write a great New Zealand CV (with free templates)

A good CV can make all the difference to your job hunting hopes. Check out our must-read advice and free templates.

Careers advice | 5 min read
How to write a cover letter (with examples)

Along with your CV, a cover letter is essential to any NZ job application. Let's get you started.

Careers advice | 3 min read
5 ways to make your CV stand out (for the right reasons)

Done right, your CV can be a powerful tool for helping you stand out from other candidates. Here, we’ll show you how.

Searching for jobs

Don’t take a stab in the dark with your next application. Make your job hunting more efficient with our comprehensive tips.

Careers advice | 5 min read
Search smart: New Zealand's ultimate job hunting guide

Looking for a one-stop shop on how to apply for a job? Here’s an easy checklist to improve your chances of success.

Careers advice | 3 min read
How to decline a job offer: 3 common scenarios

Declining a job offer is nerve-wracking, but if it’s not right, it’s not right.

Careers advice | 4 min read
4 skill-building summer jobs for students

Summer jobs are a great way to bolster your CV with new skills, while earning some cash on the side.

Your Job Profile

Get your Trade Me Job Profile up to date so recruiters and employers can approach you with exciting opportunities.

Careers advice | 1 min read
How to create a Trade Me Jobs Profile

A Trade Me Jobs Profile lets employers come to you, and means you can download a professional looking CV in seconds.

Careers advice | 3 min read
The importance of your online presence when job hunting

Your online presence could be a great asset or a big problem in your next job hunt. Here's how to get it right.

Preparing for interviews

Sweet – you’ve made it to interview! Now it’s time to get ready so you can put your best foot forward.

Careers advice | 5 min read
How to prepare for a job interview: the ultimate guide

With job interviews, it's all about preparation. Here's our one stop shop for getting yourself ready.

Careers advice | 7 min read
Most common NZ job interview questions (with answers)

You can't predict everything the job interviewer will ask, but that doesn't mean you have to go in clueless.

Careers advice | 3 min read
Body language in job interviews: what you need to know

Body language is crucial in job interviews. So, it's time to sit up straight, smile and stop fiddling with that pen.

Managing your career

From job progression to work-life balance, we’ll help you build a career you’re proud of.

Careers advice | 4 min read
Must read tips and tricks for a successful career change

A successful change in direction comes with careful planning and research - yours can start here!

Careers advice | 3 min read
Achievable ambition: setting professional development goals

Want to get ahead in your career, but not sure how? It’s time to set some professional development goals.

Careers advice | 4 min read
5 crucial salary negotiation tips for your next job offer

Game face on, it's negotiation time.